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Island of the lost : a harrowing true story of shipwreck, death and survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of the world

Author: Joan Druett
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Australian edView all editions and formats
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"In January of 1864, five sailors from the wrecked schooner Grafton are stranded on remote and icy Auckland Island, some three hundred miles from New Zealand. An isolated speck in the Southern ocean, it is a godforsaken place, with winds howling at sixty miles an hour, rain three hundred days a year, and an almost impenetrable coastal forest. Under the leadership of Captain Thomas Musgrave, these men defy their slim  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Druett
ISBN: 9781741753684 1741753686
OCLC Number: 174101413
Description: 284 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: Table of contents: 1 A sturdy vessel --
2 Open sea --
3 The islands --
4 Wrecked --
5 Shelter --
6 Prey --
7 The cabin --
8 Democracy --
9 Routine --
10 Dire necessity --
11 The jaws of hell --
12 Privation --
13 The hunt --
14 Equinox --
15 Summer --
16 Raynal's forge --
17 Boats --
18 Escape --
19 Deliverance --
20 A sentiment of humanity --
21 Rescue --
22 Reunion --
23 Answers --
Aftermath --
Author's note.
Responsibility: author, Joan Druett.

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In January 1864, five seamen from the wrecked schooner Grafton are stranded on an isolated speck of land some 300 miles south of New Zealand. Battling ferocious winds, relentless freezing rain and an  Read more...

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